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Postby DanneA » 2020-08-01 07:45

I wounder if there is any way to make a secure place in Debian10 to try different program without messing up my installation.
I have read about FakeRoot and wounder if that could work. Usually I have to be root to install and when some thing go wrong I end upp in a mess. Thats more then one time! Start to be a professionell installer.
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Re: Secure playground...

Postby Deb-fan » 2020-08-01 11:21

^ Woahhhhh, like i know right? If only there were stuff like virtual machines, could be amazing! Being a dork couldn't help the sarcasm n snark. :P
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Re: Secure playground...

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2020-08-01 11:31

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Re: Secure playground...

Postby DanneA » 2020-08-01 13:50

Deb-fan wrote:^ Woahhhhh, like i know right? If only there were stuff like virtual machines, could be amazing! Being a dork couldn't help the sarcasm n snark. :P

That's allwright! I have to ask and do not feel more stupid then I am...
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Re: Secure playground...

Postby DanneA » 2020-08-01 13:57

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:https://packages.debian.org/buster/schroot

Hmmm...

Thank you "Head_on_a_Stick"!
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Re: Secure playground...

Postby Deb-fan » 2020-08-01 14:18

Good wasnt meant overly insultingly. Think the stuff mentioned here covers it. Much to learn about both too. Then there's these snaps, flatpaks, appimage things as well. Only bothered vaguely learning about them. Much prefer the way gnu/linux already handles software = repository packages. Still could see them having a place for somebody that wants to play with software without mixing stuff into their operating system. Enjoy. :)
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Re: Secure playground...

Postby DanneA » 2020-08-02 01:32

Deb-fan wrote:Good wasnt meant overly insultingly. Think the stuff mentioned here covers it. Much to learn about both too. Then there's these snaps, flatpaks, appimage things as well. Only bothered vaguely learning about them. Much prefer the way gnu/linux already handles software = repository packages. Still could see them having a place for somebody that wants to play with software without mixing stuff into their operating system. Enjoy. :)


I am not easy to insult and did not take it that way. I am "mr green" and have hundreds of stupid questions to ask, but one at a time. If not ask I will never learn or know. Have a nice time reading...
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Re: Secure playground...

Postby Deb-fan » 2020-08-02 02:15

^ LMAO! Well said sir, well said! :D
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Re: Secure playground...

Postby sickpig » 2020-08-02 02:23

DanneA wrote:Usually I have to be root to install and when some thing go wrong I end upp in a mess.


You can try a separate package manager like https://nixos.org/download.html. It installs packages in isolation without mutating your system or requiring elevated permissions to install. Or try containers like Docker.
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Re: Secure playground...

Postby kedaha » 2020-08-02 10:10

How about firejail, a security sandbox program? And there's a frontend called Firetools. Both are available from the Debian main repository.
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